Seeking Success in a Hard Science



Roger D Cousens


Mark R T Dale, Alkistis Elliott-Graves, Michael J Keough, Gerry P Quinn, Joshua I Brian, Jane A Catford, Jannice Friedman, Alyson C Van Natto, Bruce L Webber, Daniel Z Atwater, Maria Paniw, Chris M Baker, Thao P Le, Marc W. Cadotte and Françoise Cardou



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‘The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.’ Claude Lévi-Strauss


‘Without questions there are no answers. And without answers no truth, no progress, no future.’ Victor Canning


The elevation of ecology beyond the delivery of plausible answers to mundane matters depends on challenging accepted wisdom, defining crucial questions and delivering inspired solutions. Critique – of ourselves and of others – needs to be central to that process.